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Church of St Peter, Raukokore

The Church of St Peter at Raukokore came to being in the early 1930s after a local man gifted the site to the Catholic Church. Services were held up to the late 1970s after which it lay empty… though there was the time a police raid found 65kg of marijuana spread across the floor! In 2002 the property was returned to the man’s family. A large whale jawbone arch that stood outside the church can be found in the Whakatane Museum.

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